A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help claimants across the UK to retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Ardrossan or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Injury claims calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Ardrossan

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from building site contractors to advertising account executives, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Ardrossan

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ardrossan are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating maximum damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Ardrossan.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims

Medical negligence in Ardrossan

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure or answers rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Ardrossan experts for serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a claimant. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from height or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on potholes are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Central Avenue and on Adams Avenue.

Ardrossan No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Ardrossan and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Ardrossan and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do you have of winning claims in Ardrossan?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Ardrossan, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding the best personal injury lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards securing the highest settlement or award for your accident.

What is the best way to make certain you select the best company to work with?

Ardrossan solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.

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Do you need to go with a local Ardrossan injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as cases can be run remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will need to attend a medical exam.

Further reading : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The difference in the amount of personal injury fees between different solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?12,046 for mild asthma can range from ?7,228 to ?10,239.

More information : Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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